Job Opportunities

Below are specific job listings, including positions at Duke Divinity School, that have been submitted to the school.

January 21, 2015
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
International Church of Bangkok
Full time
Bangkok, Bangkok Thailand

INTERNATIONAL CHURCH OF BANGKOK, THAILAND – is seeking a full-time Senior Pastor. The International Church of Bangkok (ICB) is truly international with 200+ active members from over 30 different nations and many different denominations from all walks of life. ICB is an 82-year-old English-speaking congregation located in the heart of Bangkok, the capital and largest city in Thailand, and one of the most vibrant cities in the world.

-    Ordained Pastor with Master of Divinity degree from an accredited Protestant seminary or school of theology.
-    Minimum of 5 years of experience in pastoral ministry and church leadership.

International experience or domestic experience in multicultural, diverse setting would be an advantage.

Interested candidates, please submit resume and cover letter to Pastor Search Committee at . Resumes must be received electronically by February 28, 2015. For more information about ICB, view

Margaret K. McMillion

January 16, 2015
Church, Ministry
Coordinator of Faith Development, Associate Pastor
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Roswell, New Mexico USA

The Coordinator of Faith Development will consistently model and interpret to the congregation and larger community the following:
1. the goals established by the Administrative Council;
2. the vision of the congregation, specifically the challenge to grow in faith.

The Coordinator of Faith Development has primary responsibility for recruiting, training, and supporting those who implement church programs for children and youth, those who provide child care, and those who teach/facilitate most adult courses.
The Coordinator will establish and work with members of a Faith Development Ministry Team as guides and evaluators of programs.
The Coordinator will support the primary directors of nursery, children, and youth programs, equipping each to implement programs of spiritual development for those to whom they minister in the process of making disciples of Jesus Christ.

REPORTS TO: Senior Pastor

Direct Youth, Children, and Nursery Personnel
Coordinates with Pastor, Staff, Administrative Board, teachers, leaders, and volunteers

Detailed Duties
Leadership and Administrative
1. Provide training annually, concerning Safe Sanctuaries policy for all paid and volunteer staff who work with Youth and Vulnerable Adults.
2. Work with Coordinator of Operations to run background checks of all new hire staff members.
3. Supervise program staff and facilitate the development of annual goals and provide evaluation of each.
4. Be staff representative to and attend meetings of the appropriate committees with interests in the ministry area.
5. Attend weekly staff meeting.
6. Attend Administrative Council meetings.
7. Prepare, maintain and work within an annual budget for all Ministries under your supervision.
8. Study and understand spiritual and other developmental needs of all age levels.
9. Participate in worship services at FUMC and encourage children and youth to participate in worship.
10. Promote and attend conference and district events.
11. Participate in continuing education for professional and personal growth.
12. Provide a schedule for on-site hours and for scheduled off-site events.
13. Display high standards in attitude, outlook and morals with awareness of the importance of leading by example.
14. Practice excellent attendance and punctuality.
15. Understand and exercise appropriate confidentiality of church related business and personal matters, and exercise good judgment in performance of duties.
16. Perform related duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree. Understanding of, and commitments to, the organization, theology and beliefs of the United Methodist Church, is preferred.
Prior experience in leadership position in Christian education and all levels of Children’s Ministries preferred. Proficient use of Microsoft Office, current Internet media, and other communication tools are necessary.
Pass required background clearance. Maintain valid NM driver’s license and evidence of insurability as driver.
Climb stairs and move about the facility. Occasionally lift up to 35 pounds. Stand for extended time. Participate in activities of the youth including occasional retreats, overnights, and camping activities.
Work within a climate controlled and smoke-free environment and outdoors.

FUMC reserves the right to make changes in this position description or to reassign tasks as required for church needs.

Contact: Rev. W. Douglas Mills, PhD
First United Methodist Church
200 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
Roswell, NM 88201
(575) 622-1881 (office)
(575) 626-0453 (cell)

Rev. W. Douglas Mills
(575) 622-1881 (office)

January 14, 2015
Church, Ministry
Minister of Students
Mount Carmel Baptist Church
Full time
Chapel Hill, NC USA

A Full Time ministry position, focusing on youth and college students  This minister works with lay leadership to develop ministry strategies and plans, that educate our students in the areas of worship, discipleship, missions, fellowship, and evangelism. This position will report directly to the Pastor with a close working relationship with the Youth & College Teams as well as a Youth Intern.

Barrett Freeman

January 13, 2015
Church, Administration, Church, Ministry
Media Center Intern
North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church
Part time
Garner, NC USA

The North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church seeks a Media Center Intern for the summer of 2015. The Intern will be trained on OPALS, an open source automated library system in use at hundreds of school libraries, as well as some public, academic, and special libraries. Duties will include cataloging new resources using RDA, MARC 21, DDC, LCSH, and BISAC Subject Headings, updating old catalog records from a non-MARC system, circulating and mailing loaned resources, and recommending resources for patrons. The Intern will also have the opportunity to attend the North Carolina Annual Conference in Wilmington, NC during June 9-13. This gathering provides an inside look into the structure, leadership, and decision-making procedures of clergy and lay leaders from every church in the conference, as well as conference leaders. It is a great time of training, innovation, and fellowship. The Intern will benefit from extensive cataloging practice and experience learning OPALS, knowledge of Christian resources and the needs of ministry leaders, building connections with clergy and laity in the NC Conference, close work with the supervisor, and independent work in a slow-paced and quiet environment. This position should prepare the candidate well for work in libraries or Christian ministry.

The North Carolina Conference is organized under the leadership of a bishop who is responsible for appointing pastors to serve local churches, performing ordinations, and safeguarding the doctrine and discipline of the Church. The NC Conference is also the administrative body and ministry leader for over 800 United Methodist churches in 56 counties in Eastern North Carolina. The Media Center is located in the 5-year-old United Methodist Building in Garner, easily accessible from I-40 and US-70. The Media Center serves as a resource center for every church within the NC Conference with its collection of over 3,000 items. Resources include video-based bible studies, curriculum, and non-fiction books targeted to ministry leaders in all aspects of ministry including adult, youth, and children's ministries, as well as special populations. Although many of the resources are written by Methodist authors, many other popular Christian authors are included as well. With an average of 5 requests and 2 in-person visits per day, careful time can be spent to provide top-notch service to patrons and become familiar with the resources. The Media Center Director is the only person on staff and will therefore be readily accessible and fully invested in the work of the intern.

The preferred candidate will possess the following qualifications, but specific skills can be learned on the job:
•    Interest in Christian resources and/or The United Methodist Church
•    Basic knowledge of cataloging in RDA and MARC 21
•    Basic knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System
•    Basic knowledge of classification systems such as Library of Congress (LCSH) and Book Industry Standards and Communications (BISAC) Subject Headings
•    Detail-oriented
•    Good judgment, analysis and decision-making skills
•    Friendly and professional demeanor
•    Independent and innovative

The Media Center Intern is a part-time, temporary position starting as early as May 2015 and continuing through August 2015 with a flexible schedule during the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Thursday at the United Methodist Building, 700 Waterfield Ridge Place, Garner, NC 27529. The Intern will be paid a $1,000 stipend.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resumé to:
Mrs. Laura Dallas, MLS
Media Center Associate

Laura Dallas

January 08, 2015
Ministry, Non-Church
Campus Minister/Wesley Foundation Director - University of Hawaii at Manoa
California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
Full time
Pasadena, CA USA

The California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church is looking for a Campus Minister/Wesley Foundation Director located at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Under general direction of and in conjunction with the Board of Directors, the Director will provide oversight to Wesley Foundation’s programs and services, monitor and assess the effectiveness of campus ministry offerings, participate in the development of resources to support the ministry, and promote and support campus ministry in higher education among student leaders, board members, and local churches in the Hawaii District. This position is full-time, non-exempt and located in Honolulu, Hawaii.  

THE MISSION OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IS:  “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

THE VISION OF THE CALIFORNIA-PACIFIC ANNUAL CONFERENCE IS: “Inspiring the world as passionate followers of Jesus Christ so all may experience God’s life-giving love.”


The Wesley Foundation at the University of Hawaii is a ministry to higher education of the California-Pacific Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church serving college students, faculty, and staff primarily on Oahu, Hawaii.  While located across the street from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM), the outreach of Wesley Foundation also extends to other private higher education institutions in the Honolulu metropolitan area including Hawaii Pacific University & Chaminade University.  

The Wesley Foundation was chartered by thirty-seven students in September of 1949 and has provided a United Methodist presence to the University community for the past 66 years.  Our ministry facilities are located on a double-lot campus and has two buildings: a three-level student center with a fellowship hall, kitchen, chapel, offices and parking; and a student residence, the White House, with a capacity for ten residents.  Historically, Wesley Foundation has included, as a part of its programs and activities, students from a variety of denominational and faith backgrounds.  The Wesley Foundation also strives to be an inclusive community that invites participation of individuals regardless of their ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

In January 2009 the Board of Directors adopted the following mission statement, “The Wesley Foundation at the University of Hawaii is a United Methodist campus ministry that journeys with students as they discover, embrace and share their God-given gifts of intellect, compassion and leadership; living out Christ’s call to be disciples.”

The University of Hawaii at Manoa is part of a statewide, public higher education system that includes three four-year university campuses and seven community colleges throughout the Hawaiian Islands.  Founded in 1907, the Manoa campus is the “flagship campus” of the UH system comprised of 14 Colleges and Schools offering Bachelor’s degrees in 97 fields, Master’s degrees in 85 fields, and Professional & Doctoral degrees in 57 fields.  This 320 acre campus has a student enrollment of 20,000 students: 67% Hawaii (in-state) students, 27% out-of-state students, and 6 % international students representing over 119 countries.  UH Manoa is known for its pioneering research in such fields as oceanography, astronomy, Pacific Islands and Asian area studies, linguistics, cancer research and genetics.  The University’s motto is “Maluna a’e o nā lāhui a pau ke ola ke kanaka” (Above all nations is humanity.)

Supervised and evaluated by: Executive Director of Connectional Ministries, in consultation with the Higher Education and Campus Ministry Council (HECMC) and the Board of Directors of the Wesley Foundation.  

Supervision responsibility for:
Bookkeeper; building manager; and outside contracted service providers such as custodial service, yard care and facilities related contracted workers.
Student Peer Ministers; Summer Seminary Intern; White House (student resident) Officers; Board Officers and members; and community volunteers.

Evaluation based on:

•Alignment with the mission of The United Methodist Church, the vision of the California-Pacific Annual Conference and the purpose of the Leadership Essential Ministries Team.
•Teamwork and decision-making habits consistent with Conference core values and expectations.
•Skills and competencies that include strategic planning and organizational leadership, financial management, and evaluation and assessment.  
•Level of integrity in the modeling of conference core values.
•Progress toward and achievement of goals.


Strategic Planning and Organizational Leadership
•Develop and implement strategic planning in conjunction with the Wesley
Foundation Board, that is consistent with and complimentary to that of the mission and
goals of the ministry.
•Create a vision for the planning and implementation of programs and services.
•Organize, develop and implement student-oriented programs and services that
include, but are not limited to, student leadership development, spiritual development, fellowship & worship, community service, interfaith communication/collaboration, pastoral counseling, and social justice.
•Develop strategic alliances with administration and on-campus departments to provide ppropriate programs and services to students.
•Develop strategic alliances with United Methodist Churches to participate in a supportive campus ministry.
•Mentor, supervise and provide work direction to the Student Peer Ministers and the Summer Seminary Intern.
•Identify and implement best practices and policies for serving student needs.
•Represent Wesley Foundation on the University of Hawaii at Manoa Religious Council and on other university committees and councils, as requested.

Financial Management
•Work with the Wesley Foundation Board to develop, fundraise and manage the annual operating budget to meet organizational needs and objectives. Work with Board Officers/ members and the bookkeeper, to prepare an annual budget.  Additionally, work with the aforementioned to monitor the budget monthly and quarterly to insure proper expenditures and resource needs.
•Collaborate with the annual fundraising campaign chairperson in developing an effective organizational structure that will ensure the financial sustainability of Wesley
•Initiate and comply with financial audits required by The United Methodist Church structure.
•Work with the Board of Directors to comply with financial reporting under 501 c (3)
when appropriate.

Evaluation and Assessment
•Conduct routine assessment of all Wesley Foundation programs, and provide evaluation and feedback to the Wesley Foundation Board.
•Complete timely evaluation tools required by HECMC.
•Comply with United Methodist and University of Hawaii requirements related to safe practices related to student contact and pastoral counseling.
•Comply with rules and guidelines for membership as a Registered Independent Organization (RIO) religious student group within the University of Hawaii system.

The activities and essential functions listed in this job description are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualification required of employees assigned to this job, and may be subject to changes in the future.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to grasp, handle or feel.
•The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, stand, talk and hear.
•The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch.
•The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
•Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
•The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
•If telecommuting is elected for this position, a safe environment must be established in keeping with the guidelines of the Conference.

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities, and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

•Knowledge of United Methodist history, polity, liturgy, and Annual Conference structures directly associated with campus ministries.
•Ability to live and communicate in an Interdenominational and Interfaith world.
•Knowledge of unique aspects of campus climate at UH at Manoa and the needs of contemporary students.
•Ability to utilize electronic forms of communication for promoting campus ministry and communicating with students.
•Excellent communication and listening skills.
•Demonstrated self-motivation and self-starter skills.
•Demonstrated conflict resolution skills.
•Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

Master of Divinity degree or equivalent
Significant and relevant life experience will be considered.

Minimum of 2 years’ experience in campus ministry or equivalent.

To apply for this position and request the application paperwork, please send your cover letter and resume to and reference Campus Minister/Wesley Foundation Director - University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Position is open until filled.


January 07, 2015
Church, Ministry
Children's Minister
First Baptist Church of Greensboro
Full time
Greensboro, NC USA

The Children’s Minister will work as a part of the Church’s existing pastoral team, assuming primary leadership of and responsibility for the spiritual formation and pastoral support of the Church’s children and their families (birth through 5th grade). 
The Children’s Minister also will be responsible for ongoing and new community outreach initiatives, all of which should be designed to foster continued growth in the Church’s ministry to children and their families. Minimum qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree (although a Masters of Divinity is preferred); prior experience working with children; prior experience working in a congregational or organizational setting (prior experience serving a church as the children’s minister or its equivalent is preferred). If interested, please contact the Children’s Minister Search Committee at  Applicants should include an updated résumé with cover letter. 
Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2015.

Steve Cothran

January 05, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Children's Ministries
Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church
Full time
Albany, Georgia USA

DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES for Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church, a 2800 member congregation in the  (Albany, Georgia)

The children’s director is responsible for planning and implementing all programming for children ages two years through 5th grade. The various programs and job responsibilities are listed below. This is a full-time position.

•    Responsible for the planning, recruiting and implementation of Children’s Sunday School.
•    Enforcing the Safe Sanctuaries policy in all areas of children’s ministry
•    Recruit, plan and implement all Children’s After School Programs—Including F.F.G.O. (For Fifth Grade Only) and Wonderful Wednesday.
•    Communicate with parents and volunteers on a regular basis with updates on these programs and any activities.
•    Recruit, plan and implement activities for children during the Wednesday Night Fellowship Supper program.
•    Plan overnight trips for children’s ministry, as well as, recruit and train volunteers to help with the trips.  Oversee the trips from beginning to end.
•    The Children’s Director is the staff liaison to the Porterfield Day School. Those responsibilities include attending Board meetings and working with the PDS Director on any issues going on at the Day School.
•    Also, the Director is a support for the Nursery Directors and will assist with planning/help, if needed, for the Wednesday Day Away program, Oceans of Fun and/or the nursery staff.
•    Other responsibilities include 3rd grade Bible presentations, Palm Sunday processional, Easter Egg Hunt, and Vacation Bible School.

Deadline to submit resume and cover letter: Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
Please send resume/cover letter to with “Porterfield Director of Children’s Ministries” in the subject line.

Lisa Burton

January 01, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Director - First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Midland, TX USA

First United Methodist Church has been part of Midland’s history from the earliest days of the city, when a small group gathered to meet with a Methodist minister of the West Texas Conference to “organize a church.” From that humble beginning over 125 years ago, First Methodist has grown into the vibrant, multifaceted church it is today. The current facility sits in the heart of downtown Midland and is one of the last churches to remain on its original site.

First Methodist is seeking a relational Youth Director who loves students and will model a growing relationship with Jesus to them. The Youth Director is directly responsible for the oversight of all junior and senior high Youth Ministry activities, including Sunday School, Sunday evening worship (led by Youth Praise Team), and junior and senior high small groups. Events such as retreats, outreaches, and mission trips are also part of the scope of this role.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to love and relate to a wide diversity of students. This candidate will have a proven track record of developing the growth of students in both numbers and depth in a way that reflects the overall vision of First United Methodist Church. The Youth Director will be directly responsible to recruit, train, and develop Youth Ministry volunteers, and the ideal candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of reaching goals through a collaborative team approach. The Youth Director will create momentum in the Youth Ministry through relationships with students, parents, volunteers, and ministry colleagues.

Midland, Texas is a city in the county seat of Midland County and a component of the larger Midland-Odessa area. The city is located in the Permian Basin in the West Plains of Texas. Midland was originally founded as the midway point between Fort Worth and El Paso on the Texas and Pacific Railroad in 1881. The economy of Midland is heavy influenced by the oil and gas industry. It is said that over 16% of the nation's oil reserves are contained in the Permian Basin and accounts for over 61% of Texas oil production.

However, Midland is not only synonymous with oil and gas, but also with high school football. The show "Friday Night Lights" was inspired by the Midland-Odessa area. The city has received national recognition as the hometown of former First Lady Laura Bush and the onetime home of former President George H. W. Bush, former President George W. Bush, and former First Lady Barbara Bush. President George W. and Laura Bush were married in the beautiful chapel at First United Methodist Church.

To Apply, please email your resume to OR Apply through our website:

Caroline Carthey

January 01, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Students
Abingdon UMC
Full time
Abingdon, VA USA

Abingdon UMC (Abingdon VA in the Holston Conference) looks to hire a full-time Director of Students, who will lead programming and activities for all grade school age students (K-12). The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and energetic, able to relate to all students in this age range and be willing to work with students, parents and church staff. Other considerations include familiarity and appreciation of the traditions and theology of the UMC, ability to use social media and to plan and lead overnight trips. We expect our Director of Students to be active and network in the community (schools, district, conference, other local churches). Passing a background check and Safe Sanctuary training required. College degree and/or 3-5 years’ experience in area preferred. Insurance and retirement benefits will be part of salary package.  Submit resume via email.  For further information please contact Robert Countiss.

Robert Countiss
(276) 628-.2321

December 17, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministry
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Fort Smith, Arkansas United States

Resumes are being accepted for the full time position of Director of Youth Ministry.  It is preferred that applicants have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, a commitment to the United Methodist Church and Wesleyan theology, and experience in leading youth ministry.  Graduate work or advanced training in youth ministry is preferred. Full job description available. Resumes may be sent to Pastor Robert Cloninger via email or mailed to First United Methodist Church, 200 N.15th Fort Smith, AR 72901. For questions call Pastor Robert.

Rev. Robert Cloninger
(479) 782-5068